Eshbaugh, the fourth head coach in Cloud County's history, spent 11 seasons in Concordia and seven as the head coach. He compiled a record of 122-100 and in the 2016-17 season led the T-Birds to a 20-11 season and a fourth-place finish in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference, which included the eventual NJCAA National Champions, Hutchinson Community College.
Five of Eshbaugh's seven seasons as head coach of the Cloud County ended in winning seasons, including the 25-win 2011-12 season.
"What made the decision right, first and foremost, is I believe in Tony," said Eshbaugh. "I've known him for years and think he does a great job. He's a great person and a family man. I believe in what he's doing and that Jacksonville is an up-and-coming program. To be a part of it is exciting for me and for my family."